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VSUangel86
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« on: November 04, 2005 01:38:30 PM »

I haven't seen a knit along for this sweater but, if anybody wants to join me. Jump on in !

The pattern can be found here: http://www.magknits.com/Aug05/sesame.htm

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2005 08:26:24 AM »

Ok, I really want to knit this sweater, but I'm in the middle of the Hourglass Sweater (still) from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. It's my first sweater, so I want to finish it before I cast on for a second. But I will eagerly watch your blog to see how yours is coming and I will certainly join in when I finish up.

What yarn are you using? I was thinking that this yarn: http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_display.aspx?itemid=5420104
might be a great substitution. It's got the same gauge, but of course if it doesn't work out perfectly it can be worked out in the end with diff. needles. I am going to order a color card to pick colors. I think that the ones used on the original on the website look great, but I'm not sure I'm that flashy. I constantly buy brightly striped shirts and never wear them.

Anyway, I can't wait to see how yours goes and I will post here when I cast on for mine.
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 10:54:08 AM »

I'm interested! I've wanted to knit that sweater since the pattern came out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2005 04:34:55 PM »

BeginnerKnitter,

I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease. It's cheap and it'll keep me warm. It's not the softness, but I'm getting used to it. But I love the wide variety of colors it comes in.
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2005 05:53:05 PM »

I've been dying to do this sweater, I love it so much, but question...

The swatch listed on the pattern in 21 stitches in 4 inches.  Doesn't that equal 7 stitches an inch? Because the knit picks is 5.5 stitches per inch, and the wool ease is 18 stitches for 4 inches, which is 4.5.  Isn't this messing with the pattern?
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005 09:06:30 PM »

It doesn't if I use a different size needle to get gauge, I'm using a size 5. I'm a very tight knitter any way so Wool-Ease worked out just fine. I've seen some other floating around in blog land that have used wool-ease and it turned out just fine. Just makes for a chunkier, more winter like sweater if you don't reach gauge.
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 10:30:31 AM »

I've wanted to knit this too! I won't be able to start until I finish the hourglass sweater and a few Christmas projects though. I think I'll order the knitpicks too. I can't wait!
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